Melinda Clynes
Contributing Writer
Home Michigan
Following Detroit Wayne Oakland Macomb Washtenaw Monroe St. Clair Livingston

Royal Oak freelancer, Melinda Clynes, favors a circa-1974 Schwinn Suburban when it comes to two-wheeled transport. She rescued the bike from her parent’s garage days before it was headed to the curb.

In the same spirit, Clynes will share her passion for health and wellness issues with Mode Shift readers through weekly stories about the people, places and projects that are making southeast Michigan more robust, more livable, and, doggone it, more fun.

She has been writing about the work of metro Detroit nonprofits for 22 years; once an active travel writer who traversed the globe, Clynes still pens stories about recreation, festivals, and destinations closer to home.

Equity in the Food System

Blueberries in the Lunchroom

Six Ways to Love Winter

Envisioning Detroit Youth as Future Champions

Yvonne Rucker envisions a group of Detroit youth riding and training at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills this summer.

Fostering a Green View of Detroit

Detroit Conservation Leadership Corps Develops Future Green Leaders

Heidelberg Project Gives Art Dog a Home

It already has a polka-dot house, a number house, and a penny house, so why shouldn’t the Heidelberg Project have a doghouse?

Youth Give Voice to Lighting, Safety Issues Around Westside Detroit Schools

YOUTH VOICE board member is seeking federal, state funding to fix lighting problems around his school

Cyclists with Disabilities Find Freedom, Fun through PEAC

250 would-be cyclists with disabilities, will be spending seven weeks working to develop their cycling skills – skills that give them increased independence and confidence and keep them safe while riding.

Transportation, access to food hinder older adults aging in place

Access to reliable transportation and healthy food are barriers to keeping Detroit's seniors healthy and in their homes as they age.